Spray polyurethane foam market growing steadily in construction

24 September 2013 04:54  [Source: ICIS news]

PHOENIX (ICIS)--The spray polyurethane foam (SPF) market has been growing steadily in construction applications for the past 10 years, an industry executive said on Monday.

Although the US construction sector has been growing slowly and unevenly after the economic crisis, the potential for development of SPFs is expected from pent-up demand, new applications, and greater penetration, said Paul Duffy, vice president of engineering at Icynene.

Duffy was speaking on the sidelines of the Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI).

SPF’s are used in the underside of rooftops and in continuous insulation in walls.

Demand for SPFs should be supported by green issues focusing on renewable blowing agents in the production of polyurethanes (PU) that have no impact on the ozone layer; building codes requiring products that offer multiple properties and solutions; and environmental concerns that take into account the energy currency and savings of
PUs over other alternatives throughout the lifetime of the product, Duffy added.

The conference runs through Wednesday.
By: Ron Coifman
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